Hundreds of Chabad hasidim disrupted Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's speech today in New York:
Lubavitch crash Sharon visit
Chabad Hasidim opposed to disengagement from Gaza interrupt Sharon’s speech to New York Jewish leaders, get ejected from hall; Outside hundreds of demonstrators chant: “Shame on you Sharon”
By Yitzhak Benhorin and Efrat Weiss
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was met Sunday evening with curses from anti-disengagement protesters, many of them of Lubavitch Hasidim, while speaking to New York Jewish leaders in Baruch College.
During the speech, which lasted twenty minutes, part of the audience stood up, cursed the prime minister and chanted anti-disengagement slogans.
According to one of those present, the episode “was extremely embarrassing and completely alien to the American mentality.”
After a couple of disturbances, including one in which a heckler called Sharon an “a--hole,” the prime minister responded with a sarcastic “thank you.” The protesters were ejected from the hall and Sharon finished his speech, which was met with thunderous applause.
Hundreds demonstrated outside Baruch College, screaming at Sharon “Shame on you.”
New York City Police arrested a number of protesters for disturbing the peace.…
Arutz Sheva (also known as Israel National News) reports:
Chabad to Protest Against Sharon
15:44 May 22, '05 / 13 Iyar 5765
(IsraelNN.com) Lubavitch (Chabad) followers are preparing a massive protest while Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speaks at Yeshiva University in New York this week.
Chabad organizers said Sharon is "a false messiah" and that speeches will call for Jews to resist surrendering land in Israel.…
Shame on Sharon? Shame on Chabad and shame on its dead rebbe.